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      Fantasy Premier League Football 2017/18
      Jul 12, 2017 05:04:20 pm
       Fantasy Premier League is back and it's better than ever!
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      Gameweek 1 deadline is 18:45 BST on Friday 11 August 2017.

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      Re: Fantasy Premier League 17/18
      Reply #1: Jul 12, 2017 07:37:03 pm
      17/18 mate, 16/17 has been and gone  ;)
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      Re: Fantasy Premier League 17/18
      Reply #2: Jul 12, 2017 08:32:42 pm
      17/18 mate, 16/17 has been and gone  ;)

       :giveup:  :nod:
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      Re: Fantasy Premier League 17/18
      Reply #3: Jul 12, 2017 11:40:55 pm
      You lot are keen. :D

      Edit: Firmino now a forward.
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      Re: Fantasy Premier League 17/18
      Reply #4: Jul 13, 2017 12:22:31 am
      You lot are keen. :D

      Edit: Firmino now a forward.

      More to the point...Milner is 6.5 as a defender, how?! Prices this year are daft.
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      Re: Fantasy Premier League 17/18
      Reply #5: Jul 13, 2017 01:02:08 am
      Assembled my team and ready for another season. Hopefully I can do better than last season.
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      Re: Fantasy Premier League 17/18
      Reply #6: Jul 13, 2017 03:09:05 am
      More to the point...Milner is 6.5 as a defender, how?! Prices this year are daft.

      Prices are indeed daft this year. I'm really struggling to get together a team that I'm 'okay' with at the moment. It's like the players are either ridiculously expensive at 10.0+ or they're mediocre but still in the 7.0 to 8.5 price range. Where are the 'decent players' in the 5.0 - 6.5 bracket? It all looks a bit unbalanced to me this year.  I'll have to look into it a bit more later.
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      Re: Fantasy Premier League 17/18
      Reply #7: Jul 13, 2017 06:38:51 am
      To be honest, I have a decent team because I made it a must not to invest in defense.
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      Reply #8: Jul 13, 2017 09:15:36 am
      Prices are indeed daft this year. I'm really struggling to get together a team that I'm 'okay' with at the moment. It's like the players are either ridiculously expensive at 10.0+ or they're mediocre but still in the 7.0 to 8.5 price range. Where are the 'decent players' in the 5.0 - 6.5 bracket? It all looks a bit unbalanced to me this year.  I'll have to look into it a bit more later.

      Got to have Kane and Sanchez in there, along with Coutinho and City and Chelsea coverage somewhere.
      Kane should be 12, Sanchez 11.5, Jesus 9.5 and would have been fine. KDB probably under priced. Stones has somehow gone from ending last season at around 4.5 to starting this at 5.5! How do they work these prices out?!

      Austin and Jay Rodriguez could be good bargains if they deliver, they have very good fixtures.
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      Re: Fantasy Premier League 17/18
      Reply #9: Jul 13, 2017 10:42:22 am
      More to the point...Milner is 6.5 as a defender, how?! Prices this year are daft.

      Defender prices are brutal this season.
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      Re: Fantasy Premier League 17/18
      Reply #10: Jul 13, 2017 12:21:14 pm
      Defender prices are brutal this season.

      I will not invest in defense this year.
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      Re: Fantasy Premier League 17/18
      Reply #11: Jul 13, 2017 04:23:02 pm
      Got to have Kane and Sanchez in there, along with Coutinho and City and Chelsea coverage somewhere.
      Kane should be 12, Sanchez 11.5, Jesus 9.5 and would have been fine. KDB probably under priced. Stones has somehow gone from ending last season at around 4.5 to starting this at 5.5! How do they work these prices out?!

      Austin and Jay Rodriguez could be good bargains if they deliver, they have very good fixtures.

      Think I'm going to pass on Sanchez. With Lacazette coming in as the main striker, Sanchez will be starting on the left again and his stats aren't as good compared to when he plays in a central position. He had a considerable drop in form when he was moved out wide again last season. De Bruyne looks like a bargain for me at 10.0. I also like Defoe. Bournemouth play some decent football, he should easily score 15-20 again. If he was able to do that for a sh*t Sunderland team, he's going to enjoy himself at Bournemouth.

      I've been looking at Austin and Rodriguez. With the new Southampton coach, I'm not sure how they are going to line up this season. I'm sure he's going to bring in a few players of his own and one of them will probably be a striker. I like Rodriguez, but will he get in the team ahead of Rondon? Or will he play as a second striker around him? He might take Chadli's spot in the team, apparently he has had some arguments with Pulis. Going to have to watch quite a few preseason games!

      I will not invest in defense this year.

      I think it's a mistake to not invest in defense to be honest. Everyone will have the likes of Kane, Sanchez, Alli, Coutinho, Jesus, ... in their team. The difference in points in the long term is made in defence for me. They also get rotated a lot less and with all the top teams playing in the CL, the attacking players will probably be rested more often in the league. If you look at the points / million (costprice) they're good options to have. I invested heavily in defence last season and it really paid off.
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      Re: Fantasy Premier League 17/18
      Reply #12: Jul 13, 2017 05:07:42 pm


      I think it's a mistake to not invest in defense to be honest. Everyone will have the likes of Kane, Sanchez, Alli, Coutinho, Jesus, ... in their team. The difference in points in the long term is made in defence for me. They also get rotated a lot less and with all the top teams playing in the CL, the attacking players will probably be rested more often in the league. If you look at the points / million (costprice) they're good options to have. I invested heavily in defence last season and it really paid off.

      I will try the method this year. I always have invested in defense but not this year.

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      Re: Fantasy Premier League 17/18
      Reply #13: Jul 13, 2017 05:19:33 pm
      Think I'm going to pass on Sanchez. With Lacazette coming in as the main striker, Sanchez will be starting on the left again and his stats aren't as good compared to when he plays in a central position. He had a considerable drop in form when he was moved out wide again last season. De Bruyne looks like a bargain for me at 10.0. I also like Defoe. Bournemouth play some decent football, he should easily score 15-20 again. If he was able to do that for a sh*t Sunderland team, he's going to enjoy himself at Bournemouth.

      I've been looking at Austin and Rodriguez. With the new Southampton coach, I'm not sure how they are going to line up this season. I'm sure he's going to bring in a few players of his own and one of them will probably be a striker. I like Rodriguez, but will he get in the team ahead of Rondon? Or will he play as a second striker around him? He might take Chadli's spot in the team, apparently he has had some arguments with Pulis. Going to have to watch quite a few preseason games!

      I think it's a mistake to not invest in defense to be honest. Everyone will have the likes of Kane, Sanchez, Alli, Coutinho, Jesus, ... in their team. The difference in points in the long term is made in defence for me. They also get rotated a lot less and with all the top teams playing in the CL, the attacking players will probably be rested more often in the league. If you look at the points / million (costprice) they're good options to have. I invested heavily in defence last season and it really paid off.

      Fair shout on Sanchez. But, even despite that dip last season, it was still his best season yet and was the highest scorer on the game. He's on set pieces.
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      Re: Fantasy Premier League Football 2017/18
      Reply #14: Jul 17, 2017 10:12:36 pm
      Going to give it a shot this year....we'll see what happens.
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      Re: Fantasy Premier League Football 2017/18
      Reply #15: Jul 17, 2017 11:35:21 pm
      Defender prices are brutal this season.

      It's ridiculous! No chance am I spending 6.5 or 7.0 on a defender.

      More to the point...Milner is 6.5 as a defender, how?! Prices this year are daft.

      I think it's because if he got points as a defender last season then he'd have been 1st in the defender rankings.
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      Reply #16: Jul 18, 2017 06:05:53 pm
      It's ridiculous! No chance am I spending 6.5 or 7.0 on a defender.

      I think it's because if he got points as a defender last season then he'd have been 1st in the defender rankings.


      Wouldn't have gotten more than Alonso surely?
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      Re: Fantasy Premier League Football 2017/18
      Reply #17: Jul 19, 2017 10:37:11 am
      Are there anyone interested to play togga draft PL https://www.lfcreds.com/reds/index.php/topic,48997.0.html
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      Reply #18: Jul 20, 2017 04:44:42 pm
      Defender prices are brutal this season.

      Mine weren't... cheap as f**king chips they were.  :laugh:
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      Reply #19: Jul 20, 2017 05:57:57 pm
      Hope Sanchez goes to a team abroad this summer, not just because makes Arsenal worse off, but because gives me one less FPL headache and don't have the hassle of trying to fit him in my team
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      Reply #20: Jul 20, 2017 06:48:32 pm
      but because gives me one less FPL headache and don't have the hassle of trying to fit him in my team
      Fit him in then, when he goes, BOOM... you'll have millions coming out of your hole.  :laugh:
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      Reply #21: Jul 20, 2017 10:40:15 pm
      Mine weren't... cheap as f**king chips they were.  :laugh:

      So were mine. Eventually...
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      Reply #22: Jul 22, 2017 09:45:16 am

      You're welcome grasshopper.  ;)
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      Reply #23: Jul 22, 2017 09:50:34 am
      I think it's a mistake to not invest in defense to be honest. Everyone will have the likes of Kane, Sanchez, Alli, Coutinho, Jesus, ... in their team. The difference in points in the long term is made in defence for me

      But if you "invest" in defence then surely you can't afford "the likes of Kane, Sanchez, Alli, Coutinho, Jesus [the big points scorers]" in your team and you'll fall way behind anyhow?

      Joking aside: work away Dan - I'll be watching with interest.  8)

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      Reply #24: Jul 22, 2017 04:26:58 pm
      But if you "invest" in defence then surely you can't afford "the likes of Kane, Sanchez, Alli, Coutinho, Jesus [the big points scorers]" in your team and you'll fall way behind anyhow?

      Joking aside: work away Dan - I'll be watching with interest.  8)

      I should've made myself more clear  ;D!

      You don't fall way behind if you invest the difference in money wisely (which is of course more easily said than done). Kane and Sanchez together cost 24.5m and had 488 points together last season (that's absolutely massive of course). Coutinho, Sigurdsson and Zaha all together cost 24.5m million too, but had a collective 501 points. So I would have none of the highest points scorers from last season in my team, but I'd still have more points and more importantly, more options to pick from depending on the gameweeks and the fixtures.

      Same goes for defence, you can have Kane (224) and Francis (89) for 17m or you can have Hazard (224) and Walker (142). People are blinded by some of the big point hauls the big hitters get on some gameweeks. Top defenders in attacking sides with a solid defence get a very steady amount of points, it looks a lot less spectacular, but worth it long term in my opinion. It does give you a lot more options too to change formations. If you're constantly stuck with a 3 man defence of budget defenders, there's not much you can do. Of course you need a big hitter to captain, but you can only captain one every gameweek anyway.

      You probably already knew exactly what I was trying to say, thought I'd just show why I (on some occasions) prefer investing in defence rather than just try to fit all the big hitters in my team. Now watch me completely fail this season, haha  ;D! Still haven't picked a team, too much still going on and need to watch a few more preseason games.
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